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Sold 84 cards for Japan Red cross so far...

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Hello bloggers,


See, I could not resist blogging... so am back! Thanks for your good wishes - my fingers will get better soon, I guess.

This is a card I have made for an order... remember I made the same card in blue a few days ago? The lady who wanted to buy it wanted it in pink - so here it is. Thanks, Sandra for the cute sheep.

The pink background paper with touches of blue is actuallywall paper!!! The buttons are from the extras that come  along with clothes and the safety pin has been recycled as well.The grey base under the sheep is a price tag from a garment.The ribbon is from my stash. Aren't you impressed???

I am going to enter this for Monique's weekend linky party at www.naturallymecreations.blogspot.com/

By the way, did anyone see the Royal Wedding? I did and found it so light and relaxing to watch telly for a change... I felt I was transported to another world - sometimes we need these kind of happy distractions, you know. I thought Kate looked really elegant in h…

Apologies for not being regular with my visits.

Hello bloggers,

I hope you are well, healthy and crafting away...

This is a short post to say that I have been a bit busy oflate. Thus I have not had enough time to come and visit you all. I promise I will do that at the earliest. You know, I suffer from withdrawal symptoms if I don't. Lol!!!

I have painful finger joints as a result of over use, so am trying to keep away from the computer and card making - sob, sob!
Do bear with me...I also want to apologise for taking so long to post some wonderful awards that I have received. Thank you so much!




Helen and Khush, I will also do the tagging stuff soon.

Thanks again for making my world bright and happy which helps me to spread it further in my own little way.

Hugs,

Monica

Thank you, Helen!

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Hello bloggers,

Last night I was happily surprised when my hubby handed over a brown paper parcel to me... When I opened it what popped out were these amazingly beautiful cards sent by Helen of www.helenmade.blogspot.com/ Thank you, Helen! The cards are just so very pretty.

What I did this morning was to pack these beauties in plastic sleeves and send them off to hubby's office. They have already started selling...

I consider myself lucky to have entered a whole new world out there... thank you, dear bloggers for all your love, encouragement and generosity - in which ever way. It means the world to me... I am so grateful to have met such a nice bunch of crafters.

Hugs,

Monica

Art and Craft by three-year olds

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Hello bloggers,

Aleeza, my three-year-old made this basket in school for Easter. I thought the teacher did a good job of recyling a milk carton!!!
Sorry for posting it this late...

This is the side view of the carton...sorry all the chocolates
were eaten away by the time this picture was taken...Lol! Now I know why my waistline is expanding!!!


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61 cards for Japan Redcross so far...

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Thank You Card

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Hello bloggers,

It is a nice Tuesday morning as I write this post to you all and the time here is 11 am.

This is an aperture card and it went haywire because I did not use my newly acquired Ek Success punch properly. So from a square this is what it finally came to be - a rectangle which is just as well because the sheep fits in well.

This cute sheep came in the adorable treasure box from dear Sandra.

The paper is actually new gift wrap that I bought for it's crackled appearance.

The ribbons are from my stash. The safety pin is from a garment tag while the buttons are the extras that come along with shirts and stuff like that.

The sentiment is handwritten - isn't it cool??? Thank you from the 'baatom' of my heart! I promise I did not copy that from anywhere - it is my creation!

I am going to enter this in the following:

http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/ - one for the boys
http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://card-ideas.blogspot.com - for guys
http:…

Christmas card

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A quick card with sweet Sandra's goodies!

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Hello bloggers,


Good evening! It is almost 5 pm as I post this card...


I have made this with the delightful craft candy that Sandra sent me in that lovely treasure box...


I hope you like my card...It took me all of 15 minutes to make it. I do so like such quick makes for selling! Isn't it cute?


The sentiment is handwritten.


The ribbon at the bottom is from my stash. Everything else is from that treasure box which I love to bits. Thank you, Sandra!


Wish you happy crafting, good health and cheer where ever you are.


Lots of love and hugs,


Monica

A total of 56 cards sold for Japan Redcross so far...

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Hello bloggers,


I hope you are enjoying sunshine and good weather where ever you are...


These are quick cards I made on Friday to sell at hubby's office... They did sell - thanks to the kind people who bought them.


They are all quick makes and nothing compared to the great stuff that you bloggers turn out...nonetheless they sold, yipppeeeeee!!!


Thanks for your good wishes and encouragement.


Hugs,


Monica

Thank you, Shirley-Anne

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And here's what I created this morning with Leigh's and Shirley-Anne's goodies. The hearts on the top left are from Shirley-Anne while the paper used on this card is from Leigh. Someone in hubby's office asked me to do a card for his niece - a seven-year-old girl who loves hearts! 
The sentiment is handwritten - you did not have to guess that, right?


Thank you, Shirley-Anne! I love everything you sent me... 


Hugs,


Monica


Lovely card, box and treasure inside - thank you, Sandra

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Sold 49 cards so far...

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Another two for today

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Sold 32 cards so far...

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Some more coming...

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Hi bloggers,


I am back with my second post for the day...


I have made this card on ordinary black cardstock.
Of course you can see my home made flowers... the big rose is handmade while the two small blue flowers were stamped with a cheap freebie foam flower stamp that came with a card making magazine. 
I stamped the flowers with my Brilliance archival stamp pad in metallic blue on light blue cardstock and cut them out. 
For the centres, I have used small pearlized flowers in white.
The embossing is done with Cuttlebug while the distressed paper at the bottom is pearlised handmade paper from India.
The shiny lilac paper is from a big role of gift wrap that I bought many years ago and I mostly use it on my kiddy cards. 
The sprigs have been made with a Jeff tree punch and the ribbon is from my stash.
The sentiment is hand written.




I am going to submit this for the following:

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com - blooming blossoms
http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ - flowers
http://www.gingerloftch…

For Japan Redcross

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Thank You card for Mum

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Hi bloggers,


Hope you are having a nice weekend... it is 11.05 pm here in Jakarta and the weekend is almost over...


I sent this thank you card to my dear Mum... and it did manage to reach her in 10 days. Thank God - better late than never!


The flowers are home made (surprise, surprise) and the papers are from Terry's blog candy yet again. 
The rectangular stamp is from Prima and so are the faux gems.
The sentiment is handwritten.


Mum loved the card, she said it was perfect for spring... 


No, I did not send her a card for Mother's Day... 


Happy Mother's Day with lots of hugs,


Monica

Quick and simple

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Hi bloggers,


I am back again... made this card two days ago - very quick and simple. Just pretty stickers and paper (from Terry's blog candy)


A real quick and simple card but I had fun making it.


The stickers are from my stash.
The pink ribbon is actually from my daughter Zeenya's t-shirt - yaay, I recycled!
The beads are also from hair braiding that Zeenya did while we were in Krabi some eight years ago. I almost wanted to throw them but they manage to stay with for so many years!!! Hoarder, me!


I am going to submit this for the following challenges:

http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Spring

http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ - Spring

http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/ - Use something from home


and to Monique's linky party at www.naturallymecreations.blogspot.com

Hope you are having a good weekend. It is almost 10.20 pm as I write this post. So Saturday is almost over... Any way, we still have Sunday to look forward too.


Hugs,


Monica

What do you think of this version?

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